How to aspirate and inject the knee joint

Performing a knee arthrocentesis (fluid aspiration) and steroid injection helps you identify the root of your patient's problem and relieve them from pain. Learn the best way to prepare for, perform, and provide follow-up for this procedure.

Stephen R. Holt, MD
Stephen R. Holt, MD
3rd May 2023 • 1m read

 Like any other simple procedure, aspirating and injecting a knee joint requires preparation and a specific technique. This video will help you make sure you have all of the necessary supplies before performing the knee aspiration. In this lesson, you will learn how to aspirate fluid and inject steroids into a patient's knee without subjecting them to the discomfort of two separate injections. 


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